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CPD

Don't Wait, Investigate: Strategies for Improving Early Recognition of Neuromuscular Disorders

  • Authors: Tracey Willis, MBChB, MMedSci, MD; Rosaline Quinlivan, MD; Laurent Servais, MD, PhD
  • CPD Released: 3/22/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 3/22/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Non-US Physicians - maximum of 0.50 CPD

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    • Letter of Completion

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US primary care physicians, pediatricians, and neurologists.

The goal of this activity is for clinicians to recognize signs and symptoms needed to suspect Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Early signs and symptoms in patients with neuromuscular disorders
    • Strategies for early identification of patients with neuromuscular disorders
  • Have greater competence related to
    • Early diagnosis of neuromuscular disorders


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Moderator

  • Tracey Willis, MBChB, MMedSci, MD

    Pediatric Neurologist
    The Muscle Team
    Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Hospital
    Oswestry, United Kingdom

    Disclosures

    No relevant financial relationships

Faculty

  • Rosaline Quinlivan, MD

    Neuromuscular Specialist
    National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
    London, United Kingdom

    Disclosures

    Consultant or advisor for: Astellas Pharma, Inc.; PTC Therapeutics; Roche; Santhera Pharmaceuticals; Sarepta Therapeutics
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: PTC Therapeutics; Sanofi Genzyme
    Research funding from: Dynacure; Reneo Pharmaceuticals

  • Laurent Servais, MD, PhD

    Pediatric Neurologist
    MDUK Oxford Neuromuscular Centre
    Oxford, United Kingdom

    Disclosures

    Consultant or advisor for: Affinia; Astellas Gene Therapies; Biogen; Biohaven Pharmaceuticals; Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Dynacure; Evox Therapeutics; Novartis; Scholar Rock; REGENXBIO; Roche; Sarepta Therapeutics
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Audentes; Biogen; Novartis; Roche
    Research funding from: Biogen; Novartis; Roche

Editors

  • Walid Amara, MD

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC 

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    Disclosure: Walid Amara, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Marcel Meijer, PhD

    Senior Director, Content Development, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Marcel Meijer, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer

  • Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD, has no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements

    For Physicians

  • The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (FPM) has reviewed and approved the content of this educational activity and allocated it 0.50 continuing professional development credits (CPD).

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CPD

Don't Wait, Investigate: Strategies for Improving Early Recognition of Neuromuscular Disorders

Authors: Tracey Willis, MBChB, MMedSci, MD; Rosaline Quinlivan, MD; Laurent Servais, MD, PhDFaculty and Disclosures

CPD Released: 3/22/2022

Valid for credit through: 3/22/2023

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Contents of This CPD Activity

All sections of this activity are required for credit.

Neuromuscular Development Milestones

Dr Willis presents on normal and abnormal neuromuscular milestones.
Tracey Willis, MBChB, MMedSci, MD

Early Signs and Symptoms of Neuromuscular Disorders

Dr Servais presents on early signs of neuromuscular disorders.
Laurent Servais, MD, PhD

Tools and Strategies for Recognizing Motor Delay and Screening for Muscle Damage

Dr Quinlivan details how to recognize neuromuscular disorders.
Rosaline Quinlivan, MD

Patient Cases

Drs Willis and Servais present patient cases.
Tracey Willis, MBChB, MMedSci, MD; Laurent Servais, MD, PhD